Pinakbet. Pakbet tagalog is a tasty vegetable dish made-up of different fresh vegetables, pork, and shrimp paste. This dish is a variation of the popular dish, Pakbet Ilokano, that originated from the Ilocos Region.
This recipe is comprised of different vegetables such as eggplant (talong), squash (kalabasa), sting beans (sitaw), ampalaya (bitter melon), okra, and others. Since there are quite a number of ingredients required, you should carry a shopping list and buy the freshest produce from a nearby market on the day that you will cook them. When it comes to the Shrimp paste, always buy an extra bottle from the Asian store so that you won’t run out of stock.
1 cup 1 1/2 inch long beans
2 bittermelon sliced to bite size pieces
2 eggplant,sliced to bite size pieces
15 pieces okra
2 cups squash cubed
1/2 lb sliced pork
3 tbs veg oil
3 cloves garlic
2 medium tomatos chopped
1 medium onion chopped
3 thin slices ginger
1/2 cup water
3-4 tbsp bagoong alamang (salted shrimp paste)
mix all the vegetables together
In a large deep skillet,heat oil over medium heat.cook pork until it turns slightly brown.
Stir in garlic,onion,ginger,garlic and tomatoes
saute for a few minutes until tomatoes wilted.
Add the vegetables and stir to combine
Pour in water,add bagoong and bring to boil.Simmer over medium heat until vegetables are tender.Make sure not to overcook it. correct seasoning by adding more bagoong ang fresly ground pepper.
SERVE with white rice